This week, urbanmoms.ca brings you Marina’s story:
Baby Boomba, a Canadian owned company, retails fashionable Baby Slings, Pouches, Wraps and Mei Tai’s for today’s Modern Parent. As with every Mom running her business, I was inspired by my son.
It all started with a quick little trip to the local grocery store. I know this may sound ridiculous, but this was my actual first time out with my then 6 month old baby. He wasn’t the easiest going baby so I was lucky enough to always have someone with me on outings. I wasn’t in the mood to wrestle with the stroller because I was only grabbing a "few" items. BIG MISTAKE! At his age, he couldn’t sit in the carts yet (not to mention the millions of germs on those things, no I’m not a germaphobic), so I ended up balancing him in my arms, with a loaf of bread, carton of milk, a bottle of shampoo and a pack of paper towels. By the time I got to my car, I was a sweating mess.
We have a baby carrier at home, complete with the million straps and buckles. I love the look of it, but didn’t find it easy getting into without the aid of 2 bodies (you must think we are really dumb). But in all seriousness, there wasn’t enough back support, so it had a shelf life of 10 minutes before I decide to rip it off, with screaming baby in tow. Mr. Hubby also noticed that it blocked off circulation in Braedon’s legs. My mission began.
I remembered visiting a booth for baby slings at a Baby Show and seeing some ads posted at my midwife’s office. At that time, I wasn’t a fan of the look, but I realized I needed a no-nonsense baby carrier. I searched online and found some beautiful, fashionable baby slings and pouches fit for the modern parent. So I ordered one and fell in love with it! It is completely no fuss, comfortable and baby Braedon fell asleep in it the first time I wore it. I don’t leave the house without it.
If I had known back then that these exist, I would have purchased one immediately! Braedon was very colicky in his early life and this would have helped quite a bit!
I, being a newbie, was so impressed with my baby pouch that I decided to open an online store to promote and sell these wonderful products and let everyone know that Baby Slings can be hip and cool! Even for Dads! (Now I just have to convince hubby on that one)
Even better, I didn’t have to let my profession go. As a Graphic Designer by trade, I still get to enjoy what I was trained to do and spend my time at home!
Baby Boomba has just launched it’s own brand of Nursing Aprons called Hideouts. Made for Moms who wanna Hideout (not Hangout) in public! Made from a variety of contemporary Cotton and Organic Fabrics and ensures your privacy should your little squirt like to rip off blankets! Added Bonus: When you are no longer nursing, our Hideouts make a great Man-Bib for hubby on Thanksgiving.
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